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METU - Liberal Studies/TESOL
New Paltz, United States (Incoming Program)
Program Terms: Summer 7
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Middle East Technical University - SUNY New Paltz
Dual Diploma Program (TESOL)
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Contact us:
Dual Diploma Director: Dr. Kathleen Geher
Phone: (845)257-3594 Fax: (845)257-3608

 Application Deadline:  April 1

Program Overview
Welcome to SUNY New Paltz's dual diploma program; we are pleased that you have selected this unique and competitive academic program. This dual diploma undergraduate program was created by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK) and the State University of New York (SUNY) in 2003.  Under this program, students will have the opportunity to:
  • practice and develop excellent English language skills with native speakers in classroom and social settings.
  • develop extensive cultural knowledge derived from the bicultural learning experience.
  • complete a rigorous undergraduate dual degree in four years and receive both a Turkish and an American diploma from two well-established universities.
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Campus at a Glance

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The SUNY New Paltz campus consists of about 350 acres in the small town of New Paltz, New York.  New Paltz is a vibrant, historic village with population of 14,003 and located in the scenic Hudson Valley midway between the State Capital of Albany and metropolitan New York City. Our campus offers a beautiful view of the Shawangunk Mountains and easy access to outdoor recreation such as hiking, kayaking, climbing and biking as well as a variety of restaurants, specially shops, historic sites, and local entertainment venues.

There are thirteen residence halls on campus, centered mostly in two quads.  The main campus has two dozen buildings, an extensive gymnasium and sports areas.  Students in New Paltz will enjoy over 800 leadership opportunities, more than 200 recognized clubs and organizations, fraternity and sorority life, NCAA Division III athletics, and nationally renowned fine and performing arts programs. We warmly invite you to join us on a virtual tour of our campus.

In the 2015 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, New Paltz was named to the list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for its delivering academic quality and affordability.  This magazine also ranked SUNY New Paltz one of  the "30 Best College Values in the Mid-Atlantic". At New Paltz, we offer hands-on opportunities for projects and undergraduate research, and also provide the exceptional instruction and personal attention of a small liberal arts college.  At New Paltz, you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks, to find your passion, to begin your path and to find your voice. We welcome people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, political views, and goals.  This accepting environment makes New Paltz an ideal place for students to learn and flourish.

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How to Apply
Students who would like to apply to this program must currently be a matriculated student in the TEFL program at Middle East Technical University (METU). They also must meet certain requirements to ensure that they are prepared to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by SUNY New Paltz and contribute to academic life on campus.   

Step one Submit an application online
To apply for the program, please click on  APPLY NOW box at the top or bottom  of this page and follow the instructions.

Step two - Submit required documents

Applicant must submit the following items to be considered for full admission to SUNY New Paltz:
  1. Diploma (Lise Diplomasi) of secondary (Post-elementary) education
  2. ÖSYM score results
  3. Current university official transcript (GPA must be 2.0 or higher)
  4. Proof of English language proficiency
    To be considered as English language proficiency, you must meet either one of the following criteria.

     a. Minimum TOEFL score
             Internet-based test (iBt): 79 or
           •  Paper-based test or instituional test (pBT): 550
     b. Minimum IELTS score
           •  IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic purposed test overall score: 6.5
     c.  Successful completion of the Haggerty English Language Program at SUNY New Paltz  

  5. Photocopy of the picture/name page of valid passport
  6. Financial statement (documenting ability to cover the program while in the United States)
Step Three - Pre-arrival information and forms

Once your application is accepted, we will issue an I-20 and send it to your advisor at METU.  Pre-arrival information and instructions on how to apply for a F-1 visa is available on the learning content. You also need to provide the following information and forms:
  1. Attendance form and on campus housing license
  2. Arrival flight information
  3. Course preferences
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Program Costs
All dual diploma program applicants must provide proof of financial support for their total educational and living expenses in the US before the I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status) can be issued. The costs may be lower than the amounts indicated depending on living costs but this amount must be documented on the financial forms in order to receive an I-20.

Estimated Costs of Attendance
 Semester *Summer 7,  2015 *Fall 2015 *Spring 2016 *Summer 1, 2016 Total
Tuition $3,954 $8,385 $8,385 $4,191 $24,915
Fees $289 $661 $661 $306 $1,917
Health Insurance $214 $558 $780 Including in Spring $1,552
Room Rent $1,187 $3,827 $3.827 $1,258 $10,099
Food Service $747 1,929 $1,929 $792 $5,397
Book and Personal expenses $650 $1,850 $1,850 $650 $5,000
Total $7,041 $17,210 $17,432 $7,197 $48,880
Note: *The 2015-2016 costs are estimates and assume a 6% increase in tuition, fees, health insurance, and room and board. These amounts are not yet determined and could be higher or lower.
For more information on the estimated cost of attendance, please click here.

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All new students are expected to participate in our international student orientation program.  During orientation, students need to complete important campus business before classes begin and learn about resources on and off campus. Students will also have the opportunity to finalize their course schedule during orientation.  Your dual diploma advisor will assist in reviewing and adjusting your class schedule with you during orientation.

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Health Insurance
All new students are automatically enrolled in the international student health insurance plan provided by HTH Worldwide Insurance. The SUNY policy provides access to excellent medical services in the local area, full coverage of prescription medication, and treatment for pre-existing conditions, as well as Medical Evacuation and Repatriation.  It is readily accepted by physicians and hospitals throughout the United States. For more information, please click on Health Insurance Brochure 2014-2015

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Housing and Meal Plan
Turkish meal plan picWe encourage all new students to live on campus. It is a great way to make friends during your time in New Paltz and to have easy access to campus resources and activities. You can reserve a room on campus by completing the Housing License as part of your pre-arrival questionnaire by the deadline. Information about the residence halls are on our website:  All students living on campus are required to have a meal plan. Please refer to the Food Services website regarding the various meal plans available.

Please note that bedding is not provided in the Residence Halls even during the first night of your stay. All students are required to buy their own twin-XL bedding. You can either bring bedding or purchase it during orientation. The residence hall office has provided some tips on how to pack for your dorm. The packing guide can be found at

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You will receive a bill online after registering classes in New Paltz. The due date for payment will be printed on your online bill. You have several options to pay for your tuition, fees and living expenses, including paying by cash, travelers check, personal check, or credit card. You may also use an international wire transfer to pay your bill but please be aware that your bank may charge fees for this service. This transaction should be completed before you arrive on our campus. Please contact the bank in your home country to request specific information about fees and procedures for transferring money to the United States.  Once you have contacted your bank, notify the Office of Student Accounts that you will be sending a wire transfer and request the Routing Number and Swift Code. You may contact the Student Account Office by telephone at (845) 257-3150 or by e-mail at More information about payment can be found in Office of Student Accounts website.

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Official Airport Pick-up Date
The center for International Programs provides bus transportation to New Paltz from John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City.  The offical arrival pick-up date for Summer Session III is scheduled on Monday June 29, 2015. If you have signed up, but for any reason, you are not able to arrive during the time as specified, please contact our office.  Please remember the bus will not wait for you if your flight is delayed and you will need to make your own arrangements to travel to New Paltz. Please notify the Center for International Programs of any changes in your travel plans by emailing or calling the offfice at (845)257-3595.  The meeting terminal location and scheduled meeting time will be emailed  to you approximately one week before the pick-up date.

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Important Dates
 Semester Summer Session, 2015 Fall Semester, 2015
On-campus student check-in date Monday, June 29 Wednesday, August 19
New student orientation Tuesday, June 30 -
First day of class Wednesday, July 1 Monday, August 24
End of session/semester Tuesday, August 4 Friday, December 18
Residence Halls close at 12p.m. Wednesday, August 5 Saturday, December 19

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Clubs and Organizations
Club and organizationThe Student Association is the Student Government of SUNY New Paltz. It represents and advocates for the student body, provides services to students, and oversees more than one hundred student organizations. The Student Association provides educational and social activities for the entire campus community and also sponsors campus-wide social events such as dances, carnivals, concerts, and trips in the United States!  International students may find an organization or a club to join, and make friends with American or other international students!  
Any student can create a new organization or club in the Student Association.  For more information about student organizations, please check the Student Association website.

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Local Transportation
Local New Paltz LOOP bus - All students can ride the FREE local New Paltz shuttle around the Village and Town of New Paltz if they show their student ID.  The Loop bus will regularly travel in 30-minute loops throughout the core areas of the Town and Village of New Paltz, as well as the SUNY campus, from 7:30 a.m. -10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please check the scheudle at

Ulster County Area Transit - The transit buses travel between nearby areas and Ulster County (where SUNY New Paltz is located).  It also runs between the Poughkeepsie train station and New Paltz.  Students can travel to New York City from the Poughkeepsie train station.  For more information about bus schedule and costs, please click on

Adirondack Trailway bus service - This company provides regular bus service between New Paltz and New York City.  The schedule and fair information can found at

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Travel While in the US
While studying at SUNY New Paltz, there are many opportunities to travel within the United States offered by the Center for International Programs, the Student Association, or other departments on campus.  You may also want to travel outside the United States during the holidays.  Before you leave the United States, you will need to bring your passport and I-20 to the International Student Programs office to get a travel signature, which will allow you to re-enter the US after your trip abroad.

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Useful Links
We are looking forward to receiving your application soon and hope that you find the following links helpful as you prepare to come to New Paltz.

Academic Policies Tuition and Fees Top Ten Tips in Turkish
Academic Calendar Program Schedule Frequently Asked Questions
Detailed Admission Instruction Areas of Study Schedule of Classes

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.